Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pirate Skuas

Arctic skuas are known for their piracy in the sky. They actually steal most of their food from terns, puffins and other birds that carry food back their young. Skuas attack during flight and force their victims to drop their catch.

Bonus Fact: The word "skua" means "seagull" in the language of the Vikings, also known as Old Norse.

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